Run Reigate organisers are delighted to announce that the final few places for the Canon Kids Race are currently being snapped up as race day approaches on Sunday 17 September. Entries for the award-winning Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K are also running at record levels and will close on 30 August, unless sold out before.
The event won gold for the UK’s Best Half Marathon (less than 5,000 runners) at The Running Awards 2017, following silver in 2015. Now in its fourth year, Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10K is a firm fixture in the running calendar, boasting fantastic community support and a beautiful route through rural Surrey on fully-closed roads.
The Canon Kids Race is open to children aged 4-15 who will complete their own cumulative half marathon by running the grand finale of 1.1 miles on race day, cheered home by thousands of spectators in Surrey’s Priory Park.
Now in its second year, this winning formula gets children running on a regular basis and inspires them to keep it up long after race day is over. The Intersport Run Reigate race team visits schools throughout the borough to present at assemblies and encourage children to embrace the challenge by running 12 individual miles between Easter and September to qualify for the final.
Race director Dave Kelly commented: “The Canon Kids Race was a huge success in 2016 and it is with great excitement that we prepare for the second kids’ race in 2017. It is a non-competitive but hugely fun challenge for children across the area and the uptake has been fantastic.
"We would like to thank all the schools and parents for their support so far in helping to get kids active and inspire a healthy lifestyle. Our thanks also go to Canon for their invaluable support as a sponsor and for purchasing 100 places for children in the local community. The Canon Kids Race is selling fast and all young runners wanting to get involved and experience the thrill of race day should sign up now!”
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